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11/14/2022 @ 2:00 pm

Country Music Star Teamed up with NPB to Support Pig Farmers. The National Pork Board (NPB) teamed up with country music star and five-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan as part of an ongoing effort to dispel common misconceptions about modern pig farming.

22nd Annual Giant Pumpkin, Dessert, Carving, and local Honey Contest

11/14/2022 @ 9:00 am

This year’s Giant Pumpkin contest was filled with creativity, great pumpkin desserts & honey and pumpkins. Thank you to Puckerville Farms in Lemont for hosting the event!

Deck your Halls

11/11/2022 @ 2:25 pm

Purchase from a Farm Bureau Member Business, this holiday season with fresh trees, garland, wreaths, poinsettias, greens and decor!

Census of Agriculture survey process underway

11/11/2022 @ 1:55 pm

This fall, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is sending the 2022 Census of Agriculture to nearly three million ag producers across the country, including all of the farms and producers in Cook County. NASS is trying to get as many internet responses as possible, so survey codes for responding securely online will be sent this November, with paper questionnaires mailed out in December. Online responses will save taxpayer dollars by eliminating the need for data entry and saving postage and paper.

County Coalition Grants Help Fund Illinois AITC Programs

11/11/2022 @ 9:20 am

On Oct. 17, the Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom (IAITC) program received funding to continue classroom lessons thanks to IAA Foundation grants to local county coalitions. Eighty coalitions serving 89 Illinois counties were awarded $647,000 in grant dollars which can be used for materials, trainings, educational lessons and activities taking place during the 2022-2023 school year. 

Taking the Initiative to Help Farmers

11/10/2022 @ 1:00 pm

Over the past few years, the topic of mental health has become more prevalent in our daily lives. Constant change and stress, compounded by the pandemic, has left many people feeling depressed or anxious – to the point it affects their health. Farmers and those involved in agriculture are not immune to these challenges.

Farm Bureau Submits Letter of Support on Property Tax Incentives for Grocery Stores Located in Food Deserts

11/10/2022 @ 8:25 am

Cook County Farm Bureau® supports Ordinance 22-5345 to create a Class 7d property tax incentive to spur and support the establishment or expansion of grocery stores in food deserts.

Party for the Pollinators Receives National Award

11/09/2022 @ 3:50 pm

We understand the importance of pollinators to our food system and ecosystem. We also realize that conversations about pollinators are easy and fun to have with urban consumers. Thirteen Farm Bureau leaders designed this project to communicate farmers’ efforts to preserve and increase pollinator habitat as well as to illustrate the connection between pollinators and our food system to urban consumers. This project included four sub-projects: creation of a community pollinator garden; community presentations; pollinator garden community event; and large-scale community education event.

Local Legislators

11/09/2022 @ 8:00 am

Meet a "face" of the Cook County Farm Bureau

11/08/2022 @ 9:05 am

Kevin and Molly Gorman, Owners Gorman Farm Fresh Produce

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